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My Rifle

The Creed of a United States Marine

This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My rifle is my best friend. It is my life.
I must master it as I must master my life.
My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless.
I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who
is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me.,
My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not
the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make.
We know that it is the hits that count.,
We WILL hit...
My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life.
Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses,
its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel.
I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage as I
will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes and my heart against damage.
I will keep my rifle clean and ready. We will become part of each other.
We WILL...
Before God, I swear this creed.
My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country.
We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.
So be it, until victory is America's and there is no enemy, but peace!

MGen. William H. Rupertus U.S. Marine Corps Retired
(written following the attack on Pearl Harbor)

LtGen Louis B. "Chesty" Puller

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Visit this link for a description of just what a Marine is and where
they come from. I take no credit for this little story, as it has
been around for a lot longer than I have. I saw a copy of it recently
and thought that some of the folks visiting this page might enjoy it.

What is a Marine?

I have recently joined a Web Ring of Marine Corps related sites. The
table below will allow you to jump directly to dozens of Marine sites of
different kinds. If you are hosting a Marine Corps related site, you
might want to check out the Web Ring for yourself. I will continue to
provide individual links to my favorite sites further down the page.
But this set of links is ideal for those who are new to net surfing and
are primarily looking for Marine Corps related pages. Let me know what
you think of the Web Ring links, and whether or not I should keep them
active on the page.

Below are groups of links to pages which deal with the Marine Corps or
have a Marine theme. Here you will find links to Official Marine
Corps pages, Personal Home Pages with Marine themes, pages by Marine
related organizations, and some commerical pages as well. I hope
you'll find them all interesting and useful. Please e-mail me if you
find any pages you think I might want to include.

Official Marine Corps Pages.

Marine Corps offical News Page.
Recent official USMC news stories published by the HQMC Public Affairs Office.

ALMAR Listing
All current ALMARS...more current than your message board!! If your missing one from last's here too.

USMC Public Events.
A 120 day listing of scheduled public events, M.C. Band, Blue Angles, 8th & I Parades, etc.

USMC Historical Page.
Tons of facts, quotes, stories, and historical data of all kinds. Great for research or PME.

USMC Weapons Systems Page.
Facts on weapons of all types. Aircraft, artey, tracks, small arms, you name it!!

The Commandants White Letters.
The Commandant's personal guidance to all Marines. All 1996 and 1997 CMC White Letters available.

USMC Locations Page.
World wide locations for USMC units. Many official unit home pages are listed here as well.

Official USMC Information Page.
This page acts as a table of contents to direct you to anything you want to know about the Corps.

USMC Okinawa Page.
Offical News and Information for and about the Corps on Okinawa Japan.

MCRD Parris Island Page.
Offical home page of the Parris Island Recruit Depot.

Marine's Magazine.
This is the Offical Marine Corps Magazine. New monthly, with previous months editions available.

Personal Home Pages with Marine themes.

The Marine Guest Book
Find old friends... lots of other Marine links and be sure to sign in.

One Marine's Page
This page is a tribute to a Marine Family! Created by a proud father of three active duty Marine's, who just happens to be a retired Marine Corps Captain himself.

The Camp Grounds
Great page related to both U.S.M.C. and Police issues.

SSgt Bowling's Marine Home Page.
Home page of another active duty Marine, and one of my personal friends here on the rock!

Semper Fi Mac!
Great page by an active duty Gunny stationed in Califorina, take a look.

Jerry's USMC page.
Vey nice Marine Corps Aviation theme page. Check out his other pages too, most with an aviation theme.

The Hooch.
Nice page, done as a tribute to those crazy enough to fly "Frogs" in Nam. How could I not link a fellow 1stMAW Marine's page!

SSgt Clinton A. Culp's home page.
Good page with a very professional look.

Cherry 6.
Really well done page by a former member of VMO 6. If you ever served in that squadron, go here!

Great site, extensive information on all aspects of marine air. Great locator service (as the name implies!).

26th Marines at Khe Snah.
The name says it all. Extensive page dealing with the 26th Marines and the seige of Khe Snah. Go here!!

Drew's World of Choppers.
Nice site, primarily centered on the Huey community in Viet Nam. Take a look.

Vietnam Marines.
You'll enjoy visiting this site, especially if you ever served with 1/3.

Amgrunt Homepage
Great personal site by a former Amtracker. Be sure to visit here.

Amtrack Platoon Homepage
Another Amtrack page. I found this one through the Amgrunt page just above.

Organization's and Commercial Marine Pages.

Sgt Wolf's SemperToons Page
This page is by an active duty Sergeant who is currently a Graphics Specialist at TAVSC MCB Quantico. You're gonna love his work!!

The Third Marine Division Association Page
For all you Marines present and past who've served in the 3rdMARDIV.

The Very Thin Ribbon Company Page
This page is run by a Master Chief Petty Officer and one of his shipmates. You just might want to buy your next set of ribbons and medals here!

Headquarters Marine Corps Oldtimes Association
A page dedicated to finding all those former Marines who have ever served at HQMC. Take a look, just might find someone you know!

The Tun Tavern Brewing Company Home Page.
All Marines need to visit this site!! This company is attempting to build a replica of the original
Tavern in Philadelphia. Lets' support these folks!

Aviation and Corsair History.
Access to a book recently written by a retired Marine WWII Corsair pilot. Intro's by General P.X. Kelly and others.

The American War Library.
You MUST visit this page. Vast amount of information on veterans issues, military history, etc. Applies to all services.

The Department of New York Marine Corps League Page.
Nicely done with a good variety of informational links.

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